Dealtoday's Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement documents and serves to explain how Dealtoday.pk (a separate business entity) uses the valuable and personal information provided by its customers. This statement is applicable to all those who use Dealtoday's website, mobile application, social networking sites, or any individual, business partner-specific, merchant-specific, city-specific, or other area-specific Web sites that is linked to its business. This statement also holds true for any electronic communication from Dealtoday's end.

All customers and other relevant stakeholders are requested to thoroughly read this Privacy Statement and review it on timely basis to keep them updated with the latest information about our privacy practices. When anyone uses our web site, mobile application or social networking sites, he/she agrees to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If anyone does not agree with the practices described in this Statement, they are kindly requested to refrain from disclosing their personal information or interacting with Dealtoday on any forum.

This Statement will be revised from time to time to keep all parties involved, updated about our current practices and to reflect different privacy practices, such as when new services, functionality or features are added to the Site. All material changes to this statement, before becoming effective, will be clearly communicated either by email (sent to the email address specified in an individual's account) or through a notice on the Site prior to the change becoming effective.

This Privacy Statement is organized as follows:

1. Types of Information Collected
2. Your Choices
3. How Dealtoday.pk Uses Information
4. When and Why Dealtoday.pk Discloses Personal Information
5. How Dealtoday.pk Collects Information
6. Cookies/Third Party Cookies
7. Security of Personal Information
8. Accessing and Correcting Personal Information
9. Social Networks
10. Privacy Practices of Third Parties
11. Notice to Residents of Countries outside the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
12. Children's Privacy
13. Contact Us
14. Glossary of Terms

1. Types of Information Collected

When any individual interacts with Dealtoday's website, Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information are recorded in Dealtoday's database. For example when you:

  • access or use the Site;
  • visit any page online that displays our ads or content;
  • provide information to enroll or participate in programs provided on behalf of, or together with, Business Partners;
  • open or respond to our e-mails
  • register, subscribe, or create an account with Dealtoday.pk;
  • purchase products or services on or through the Site;
  • connect or link to our Site via social networking sites;
  • post comments to Online Communities; and
  • Provide information to our Vendors.

This Privacy Statement is not applicable to any information collected through in any way other than as listed above.

2. Your Choices

At Dealtoday, we believe that customer experience is enhanced when services are provided in a personalized way. This is only possible when one has sufficient information about one's likes and dislikes. However, users have the right to limit the extent of information they provide to Dealtoday.pk. Similarly, they can also restrict their level of communication with Dealtoday.

Subscriptions can be managed by following subscription management instructions contained in the commercial e-mails sent daily. Subscriptions can be managed on timely basis and accordingly updated by the users at their own convenience. However, it is important to note that unsubscribing from our promotional communication does not mean any communication at all with Dealtoday. We may still need to contact you with important transactional information related to one's account and any transaction done on our website. For example, even when one has unsubscribed from promotional email messages, confirmation emails &/or SMS will be sent to them. In case of any dispute they will be contacted by our representative via email or phone calls.

Brower cookies can be managed by adjusting the privacy and security settings. As browsers are different, users need to refer to instructions related to their respective browsers to learn more about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available.

Similarly, sharing of data and other privacy related matters on mobile device and mobile browser can be managed by adjusting the privacy and security settings on one's respective mobile device. This will ensure customized information shared with Dealtoday.pk.

Likewise, personal Information shared with Dealtoday when connected through social networking platforms or applications can be managed by referring to the privacy policy and settings of the social networking website or application.

3. How Dealtoday.pk Uses Information

The information we collect is used as described below:

  • Operate, maintain and improve the Site and other related services;
  • Provide personalized ads and offers for products and services from us and participating Business Partners;
  • Process and fulfill orders placed on the Site - for example, for Dealtoday vouchers and other goods and services, including tracking redemption, etc;
  • Evaluate customers' eligibility for certain types of offers, products or services that may be of interest to them, and analyze advertising effectiveness;
  • Answer questions and respond to customers' requests;
  • Conduct customer research and other analytics;
  • Communicate and provide additional information that may be of interest to relevant parties about Dealtoday.pk and Business Partners;
  • Send reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, support and administrative messages, marketing messages, and requested information.
  • Administer rewards, surveys, sweepstakes, contests, or other promotional activities or events sponsored by Dealtoday
  • Manage everyday business needs, such as administration of the Site, forum management, fulfillment, analytics, fraud prevention, and enforcement of our corporate reporting obligations and Terms of Use, or to comply with the law;
  • Allow interested individuals to apply for a job, post a video or sign up for special offers.

4. When and Why Dealtoday.pk Discloses Personal Information

Any Personal Information shared with us may be used as and when required in a way permitted by law. It can be used &/or shared

  • With any Dealtoday.pk Affiliate who may use it for the purposes described in Section 3 of this Privacy Statement;
  • With our Vendors to provide services on our behalf
  • To recover debts owed by Dealtoday's Business Partners
  • With relevant Business Partners:
  • who offer products and services;
  • to facilitate a direct relationship with our esteemed customers,
  • to enable electronic communications with customers as part of purchase, a sponsored reward, offer, contest, program, or other activity in which they have elected to participate;
  • to the extent required to effectively process the purchase or redemption of Dealtoday's vouchers.
  • In the event of sale of Dealtoday.pk or any sister concern.
  • In compliance with legal orders or government's requirements to support &/or in support to effectively carry out auditing or any other relevant corporate governance functions.
  • To protect ourselves and our customers from any fraud pr criminal activity.
  • In response to a subpoena, or similar legal process, including to law enforcement agencies, regulators, and courts in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and other countries where Dealtoday.pk operates;

Our Business Partners are encouraged to adopt and post privacy policies. However, third party use of Personal Information obtained through Dealtoday.pk is governed by their relevant privacy policies and Dealtoay is not responsible for it.

Non-Identifiable Information may be disclosed for the following reasons:
  • for the same reasons we might share Personal Information;
  • to facilitate business research and analysis for our Business Partners;
  • to effectively target ads &/or any other paid content; or
  • to place our ads and/or ads of our merchants or Business Partners on any other third part sites or Ad Servers

Any Personal Information collected by us is not shared with any Third-Party Ad-Servers; however, Third-Party Ad-Servers may automatically collect Non-Identifying Information about your visit to the Site and other websites, your device address, your Internet Service Provider and the browser you use to visit the Site. They do this by using Cookies, clear gifs and other technologies.
Information collected may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visits to the Site and the other websites tracked by these third parties. This Privacy Statement does not cover the collection methods or use of the information collected by Third-Party Ad-Servers, and Dealtoday.pk is not responsible for Cookies or clear gifs in third party ads. We encourage you to review the privacy policies or statements of these third party advertising companies to learn more about their use of Cookies and other technologies.

5. How Dealtoday.pk Collects Information

When our users register, subscribe, create an account, purchase or redeem Dealtoday.pk vouchers, they provide us with their Personal Information, Secondly, any information may be provided during the interaction with Dealtoday's website or any other electronic forum. Similarly, Personal Information may be collected when customers are contacted or they contact us for any support by calling, emailing or posting on any online social forum.

Any information received from "Other Sources" will be used in accordance with the applicable laws. Any information received online or offline, when combined with Personal Information collected will also be used accordingly. Similar information collected through cookies, tags, web beacons, local shared objects, files, tools and programs us kept to record our customers' preferences. This helps us to improve our advertisement and interaction fruitful.

We use Cookies that contain serial numbers that allow us to connect your Site activity with other information we store about you in your profile or as related to your interactions with the Site. We use session cookies on a temporary basis, such as to manage your view of pages on the Site. We use persistent cookies for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (for example, your user id if you asked to be remembered), and storing your preferences (for example, the deals for which you want to be shown Dealtoday.pk vouchers).

When you access these pages or open email messages, we use Pixel Tags and Web Beacons to generate a notice of that action to us, or our Vendors. These tools allow us to measure response to our communication and improve the Website pages and promotions.

Device Data may be collected when your device interacts with the Site and Dealtoday.pk, even if you are not logged into the Site using your device. If you have questions about the security and privacy settings of your mobile device, please refer to instructions from your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.

6. Cookies/Third Party Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to help us analyze how users use our site. A cookie is a small data file able to track
the online movements of an individual. This information could potentially be used to build an online profile of individuals and uniquely locate them in the world.

To help you to understand more about them more detailed information about the cookies we use is given in the separate sections below:

Cookies
Google Analytics
Third party cookies
For further information on cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies that are stored on your computer; the above websites tell you how to do this. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use or navigate through most parts of our website, although some functionality may be lost.

Cookies
Our website uses session cookies to ensure that you have a good experience. These cookies contain a unique number, your 'session ID', which allows our server to recognize your computer and 'remember' what you've done on the site. The benefits of this are:

You only need to log in once if you're navigating secure areas of the site

You are able to use interactive elements of the site, such as forms

Our server can distinguish between your computer and other users, so you can see the information that you have requested.

When you close your browser the cookie will be deleted and the site will 'forget'.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to help us to understand how you make use of our content and work out how we can make things better. These cookies follow your progress through our website, collecting anonymous data on where you have come from, which pages you visit, and how long you spend on the site. This data is then stored by Google in order to create reports. These cookies do not store your personal data.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

The Google website contains further information about Analytics and a copy of Google's privacy policy pages.

Other parts of Dealtoday's website also store cookies on your computer to track user traffic patterns. We do this to see how the website is used, to determine page popularity, to help security and for general statistical purposes. Some of this information may be held on servers in the United States, however only companies participating in the Safeharbor Agreement, the mechanism for ensuring personal information has adequate protection when transferred outside Pakistan, are used for this purpose.

Third party cookies
We know that a lot of visitors to our website use social networking tools, so we have tried to make it easy for you to share our content using these services and the use of this service, places its own cookies on your machine. The social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, may themselves also put cookies on your machine. We have little control over these 'third party' cookies, so we suggest that you check the respective privacy policies for these external services to help you understand what data these organizations hold about you and what they do with it. For instance, the Facebook Data Use Policy and the Twitter privacy policy give further information about those services.

7. Security of Personal Information

Safeguarding Personal Information is on high priority list. Stringent measures are in place to protect our customers' privacy.

8. Accessing and Correcting Personal Information

Dealtoday's user friendly website allows the users to access update and delete any information that they have provided by simply logging in account and accessing the "My Account" section of the Site or by sending us an email at support@dealtoday.pk. Updated Personal Information helps us and/or Business Partners personalize communication and offers.

If you want to close your Dealtoday.pk account or have other questions or requests, our users can contact us on 111-3TODAY. Our team may assist in managing subscriptions, closing account, and removing active profiles, however, it won't be possible to delete previous records of interaction or prior transactions. Such information is required for financial and other compliance reporting, as part of our legal obligations to resolve (if any) disputes or enforce agreements.

9. Social Networks

Social Community Areas
The Site may be accessible through or contain connections to areas where you may be able to publicly post information, communicate with others such as discussion boards or blogs, review products and merchants, and submit media content. All the information you post may be accessible to anyone with Internet access, and any Personal Information you include in your posting may be read, collected, and used by others. For example, if you post your email address along with a public restaurant review, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. You should avoid publicly posting Personal Information or identifying information about third parties.

Connecting through Social Networks
Dealtoday.pk offers social networking users the opportunity to interact with friends and to share on social networks. If you are logged into both Dealtoday.pk and a social network, when you use the Site' social networking connection functions, we will link your social network account with your Dealtoday.pk account if the email addresses match. If the email addresses do not match, we ask you if you want to link them and you must validate that you control the accounts. If you are already logged into Dealtoday.pk but not logged into your social network site, when you use the Site' social network connection functions, you will be prompted to enter your social network web site credentials or to sign up for the social network.

Connecting through Social Networks
Dealtoday.pk offers social networking users the opportunity to interact with friends and to share on social networks. If you are logged into both Dealtoday.pk and a social network, when you use the Site' social networking connection functions, we will link your social network account with your Dealtoday.pk account if the email addresses match. If the email addresses do not match, we ask you if you want to link them and you must validate that you control the accounts. If you are already logged into Dealtoday.pk but not logged into your social network site, when you use the Site' social network connection functions, you will be prompted to enter your social network web site credentials or to sign up for the social network.

If you are not currently registered as a Dealtoday.pk user and you use the Site's social network connection functions, you will first be asked to enter your social network credentials and then be given the option to register and join Dealtoday.pk. Once you register with Dealtoday.pk and connect with the social network, you will be able to automatically post recent Dealtoday.pk activity back to your social network. Please refer to the privacy settings in your social network account to manage the data that is shared through your account.

By proceeding through any of the above steps, you grant Dealtoday.pk permission to access all of the elements of your social network profile information that you have made available to be shared and to use it in accordance with the social network's terms of use and this Privacy Statement.

10. Privacy Practices of Third Parties

This Privacy Statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information by Dealtoday.pk through your interaction with the Site. Other websites that may be accessible through links from the Site may have their own privacy statements and personal information collection, use, and disclosure practices. Our Business Partners may also have their own privacy statements. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements provided by these other parties prior to providing them with information or taking advantage of a sponsored offer or promotion.

11. Notice to Residents of Countries outside the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Dealtoday.pk, has its head office in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Users can log in and use the website outside Pakistan. However, this Privacy Statement will hold true and any Personal Information disclosed will be handled accordingly. Please note that Pakistan may not have the same level of data protection as international jurisdiction. However, you agree and consent to our collection, transfer, and processing of your Personal Information and Non-Identifiable Information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. You are solely responsible for compliance with any data protection or privacy obligations in your jurisdiction when you use the Site or provide us with Personal Information. Regardless of where we transfer your information, we still protect your information in the manner described in this Privacy Statement.

12. Children's Privacy

Dealtoday.pk website is not intended for use by children under the age of thirteen. By using Dealtoday.pk, users are giving the confirmation that they are at least eighteen years old and understand that they must be at least eighteen years old in order to create an account and purchase the goods or services advertised through the Site. In case of any fraud or miscommunication of any information regarding age, accompanied with factual information, the account and all the related information will be promptly deleted.

13. Contact Us

In case of any questions or comments about our privacy practices or this Privacy Statement, we may be contacted via email at privacy@dealtoday.pk or mail us on the following address:

Dealtoday.pk
Attention: Privacy Office
Business Enclave. 1st Floor, 77-C. 12th Commercial Street, Phase II Ext. D.H.A.
Karachi - 75500

14. Glossary of Terms

Affiliate means a company owned and/or controlled by Dealtoday.pk

Business Partners means, collectively, third parties with whom we conduct business, such as merchants, co-marketers, distributors, and resellers.

Cookie means a small amount of information that a web server sends to your browser that stores information about your account, your preferences, and your use of the Site. Some cookies are temporary, whereas others may be configured to last longer. "Session cookies" are temporary cookies used for various reasons, such as to manage page views. Your browser usually erases session cookies once you exit your browser. "Persistent cookies" are more permanent cookies that are stored on your computers or mobile devices even beyond when you exit your browser.

Device Data means information concerning a device you use to access, use, or interact with the Site, such as operating system type or mobile device model, browser type, domain, and other system settings, the language your system uses and the country and time zone of your device, geo-location, unique device identifier or other device identifier, mobile phone carrier identification, and device software platform and firmware information.

Non-Identifying Information means information that alone cannot identify you, including data from Cookies, Pixel Tags and Web Beacons, and Device Data. Non-Identifying Information may be derived from Personal Information.

Online Communities means, collectively, our social networking pages or accounts, forums, bulletin boards, discussion groups, chat rooms or other methods of communication that may be offered on or linked through the Site.

Other Sources means sources of information that legally provide Dealtoday.pk with your information, and which are outside the scope of this Privacy Statement at the time of collection.

Personal Information means information about you that specifically identifies you or, when combined with other information we have, can be used to identify you. This includes the following types of information:

  • Contact Information: your name, postal addresses, email addresses, social networking website user account names, telephone numbers, or other addresses at which you are able to receive communications.
  • Relationship Information: information you provide that enables us to determine lifestyle, interests, and activities, including location information related to your state/province, city, or neighborhood; areas of interest, the types of deals that interest you, information collected through your interactions with social networks, demographic information (e.g., birth date, age, gender); information about persons for whom you have purchased Dealtoday.pk vouchers as gifts or who have bought Dealtoday.pk vouchers as gifts for you; and information about friends who refer you or whom you have referred;
  • Transaction Information: information you provide when you interact with us and the Site, such as the Dealtoday.pk vouchers you are interested in, purchase and redeem; email and other communications; and how you interact with Business Partners and our Vendors; and
  • Financial Information: information collected from you as needed to process payments for Dealtoday.pk vouchers or other products or services that you buy, or as provided by you to administer your participation in optional services and programs, such as your payment card number, expiration date, and card verification number.

Pixel Tags and Web Beacons means tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed specific actions.

Third-Party Ad-Servers means Vendors and other third parties that provide the technology to place ads on websites and track ad performance.

Vendors means, collectively, third parties that perform business operations on behalf of Dealtoday.pk, such as transaction processing, billing, mailing, communications services (e-mail, direct mail, etc.), marketing, data processing and analytics, servicing, collections, or ad management.
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